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Anthony Appiah on What Africa Means to African Americans

Appiah is Professor of African-American Studies at Harvard. He was born in Ghana to Anglo-Ghanaian parents. His father Ghanaian and his mother British. His new book is "In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture," a collection of essays that one reviewer calls a, "groundbreaking. . . analysis of absurdities and damaging presuppositions that have clouded our discussions on race, Africa, and nationalism since the 19th century."

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Other segments from the episode on July 22, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 22, 1992: Interview with Stephen King; Interview with Anthony Appiah; Review of an album featuring Maurizio Pollini performing Chopin's music.

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